Suspect arrested after man killed in hit and run pickup truck crash, South Chicago Heights Police Department says

Suspect arrested after man killed in hit and run pickup truck crash, South Chicago Heights Police Department says

SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Unwell. (TOC) — Members of the family of Calvin Calhoun describe him as having a bubbly persona.

South Chicago Heights police stated he was crossing the road at Chicago Highway and thirtieth Road when he got here into the trail of a dashing automobile that saved going. At that very same time, a Steger police officer was passing by and responded instantly.

“It is a shock to me. I miss him dearly,” stated Caroline Weber, the sufferer’s sister. “That was my closest household.”

Weber won’t ever be capable to contact or speak to her brother once more. Now, she’s left solely to listen to him in a voicemail recording from months in the past.

“I simply need to let you already know I really like you. I do, quite a bit,” Calhoun may very well be heard saying the voicemail.

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Calhoun’s life was reduce quick. Police stated the 25-year-old was making an attempt to cross this avenue late Saturday night time when a pickup truck ran him over. It stopped after which saved going.

“I really like him a lot! I am slightly mad he left me right here,” Weber stated. “That is any individual’s individual. That was my individual and he left him there.”

The Steger police officer helped Calhoun till he was taken to the hospital, the place he died, police stated. His dying comes three years after his foster mom handed away.

Members of the family returned to the scene.

“It is simply arduous. You retain envisioning how he was laying, simply hoping that he did not undergo,” stated Suashia Crews, the sufferer’s niece.

South Chicago Heights police stated photograph enforcement cameras had been capable of assist them observe down and arrest the suspect in lower than half-hour.

However, for Calhoun’s household, the ache left behind is tough to forgive.

“We perceive accidents, however you do not simply go away an individual on the street to die,” Weber stated.

Police stated the suspect stays in custody with fees pending.

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